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ImageStream Internet Solution - Industrial Series Network Card - PCI 600

PCI 600 Series

ImageStream's PCI 600 series network adapters provide an ideal low-cost solution for applications that require high-density synchronous serial, T1, and E1 connectivity for WAN and Internet applications, as well as channelized applications that require DS0 multiplexing. The PCI 600 series includes PCI 2.1 compliant WAN cards with four or eight full duplex HDLC interfaces operating at speeds up to 8 Mbps per port. 600 series adapters can be used in Industrial Series routers and OEM products running Linux or Windows.

The modular hardware design of the PCI 600 series provides four or eight synchronous serial interfaces with or without CSU/DSUs. The PCI 604-SE and 608-SE provide four or eight software configurable V.35 or RS232/RS422 interfaces. The RS422 electrical interface supports the EIA530, X.21 and RS449 physical interface standards using the appropriate cables. The PCI 604-T1 and 608-T1 provide four or eight T1 ports, and the PCI 604-E1 and 608-E1 provide four or eight E1 ports. The T1 and E1 cards support full or fractional CSU/DSU speeds independently for each port.

The 600 series features the PMC-Sierra Freedm32 controller which supports HDLC processing for up to eight channelized T1 or E1 interfaces. The PMC-Sierra channelized T1/E1 controller presents a full duplex clock and data interface to the front-end modules. It also processes HDLC frames, manages frame buffering for the local FIFOs, and transfers frames directly to system host RAM via the PCI bus.

The Freedm32 manages link list descriptors and data buffers directly in host RAM. It also manages a pool of 127 separate HDLC controllers that can each be configured to service one DS0, groups of DS0s (NxDS0s), or individual clear channel T1/E1 streams. These capabilities make 600 series adapters an ideal solution for clear channel connections, as well as channelized connections that require DS0 multiplexing for virtual interface groups.

  • 32-bit 33 MHz PCI bus master
  • Low-latency PCI interface
  • 4 or 8 full-duplex sync ports
  • Up to 8 Mbps full-duplex throughput per port
Technical Highlights:
  • PCI 2.1 compliant
  • 127 HDLC controllers for DS0 multiplexing
  • MTBF greater than or equal to 72,000 hours
Interface Options:
  • Quad or octal multi-interface V.35, RS232 and RS422 (RS449, EIA530 or X.21)
  • Quad or octal T1
  • Quad or octal E1
  • Optional T1/E1 taps for circuit monitoring
T1 Interface Specifications:
  • D4 (SF) and ESF framing
  • B8ZS and AMI line coding
  • ANSI T1.403, AT&T 54016 and 62411 compliant
  • Test and loopback features including master & slave clocking

E1 Interface Specifications:

  • AMI and HDB3 line coding
  • ITU G.703 (120 ohm), G.704, G.706, G.962
  • Extensive test and loopback features including master & slave clocking
  • CE Mark
  • FCC Part 15 (Class A)
  • FCC Part 68
Environmental Requirements:
  • Operating temperature 0 to 55 degrees C (32 to 131 degrees F)
  • Relative humidity to 90% (non-condensing)
Power Requirements:
  • 1.6 amps @ 5 volts (max)
  • 0.1 amps @ 12 volts (max)
  • 0.1 amps @ -12 volts (max)
Model Numbers and Interface Configurations:
  • 604-SE - 4 multi-interface V.35, RS232, RS422 (EIA530, X.21 or RS449) ports
  • 608-SE - 8 multi-interface V.35, RS232, RS422 (EIA530, X.21 or RS449) ports
  • 604-T1 - 4 T1 CSU/DSU interfaces
  • 608-T1 - 8 T1 CSU/DSU interfaces
  • 604-E1 - 4 E1 CSU/DSU interfaces
  • 608-E1 - 8 E1 CSU/DSU interfaces
  • 800089 - External serial monitoring tap
  • 800086 - External T1/E1 monitoring tap